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TCF Blog

Welcome to The Children’s Foundation Blog. Each week we will have a guest blogger talking about different topics relevant to the charity ranging from our projects across the North East to our team of volunteers. We do hope you enjoy our blog and if you have any questions or comments you can email us directly on

My volunteering experience!

Hi! My name is Eva and I’m a Newcastle University undergraduate in my third year of studying philosophy. I joined the Children’s Foundation team as a volunteer in September of 2018 under the title of ‘eBay volunteer’ as part of the universities career development scheme in order...

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Christmas at The Children’s Foundation!

If there was an adequate phrase used to describe the 2018 festive season at The Children’s Foundation, it would be “a whole experience”. It truly was an absolute experience, a very demanding season in every aspect possible, but much more a rewarding one. From organising various...

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Anxiety in Children and Young People

Anxiety can affect anyone no matter what their age, background or situation. With as many as one in six young people experiencing anxiety at some point, it is very common to have anxiety. Anxiety is a feeling of fear or panic and some people may experience panic attacks. It's normal for children...

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THE re-PLACEMENT is here!

Hi! My name is Oluwanisola Oyefeko (Lol, do not panic!), you can call me Sola (pronounced as Sh-o-la). I am studying Business Management in Northumbria University and for my 3rd year, I am undergoing a placement year right here at The Children’s Foundation as a fundraising and events...

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How to talk mental health with your child

A recent study by the Children’s Society estimates that nearly 110,000 children aged 14 may have self-harmed across the UK during the same 12-month period. The study suggests that some factors have an effect on the likelihood of self-harm. Girls are more likely than boys to self-harm, children...

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Meet our high school work experience student Caitlin

Hi, my name is Caitlin and I'm the daughter of project co-ordinator Samantha at The Children's Foundation. My secondary school gives each pupil a week off to complete work experience. As I had already volunteered for The Children's Foundation I decided that I wanted to learn more about the charity...

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Musings of a Mum Living with an Autistic Child

As a single mum of a child on the autism spectrum, I understand the daily challenges that autism can bring. Some days I feel like a fraud when complaining about trivial things, like my lack of a good night’s sleep, when many families have it a lot worse. Every night I lie awake thinking about...

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2018

10% of Children and young people (aged 5 -16) have a clinically diagnosed Mental Health problem, yet 70% of Children and Adolescents who experience mental health issues have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. Teachers report increases in children with anxiety,...

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Entrepreneurial Students Raise Thousands in Apprentice-style Challenge

Sunderland University students have risen to the business challenge, taking £25 and turning it into thousands of pounds for a local charity, using their entrepreneurial skills. Thirty-three teams in the first year of their studies at the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism took up the Take 25...

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Introducing our new placement student Georgia Nixon!

I am a Business and Marketing Student at The University of Sunderland and just completed my second year of university. I was determined to secure myself a placement year so that I could gain experience and so that I am more prepared for the world of work for when I’ve completed my degree! For...

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